Sidmouth all set for Parker Trophy final on Sunday


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It is a very important Sunday this week for Sidmouth Golf Club as they are through to the final of the Parker Trophy, writes John Barnard.

Although a relatively new competition, first played in 2011, it is becoming viewed as the premier competition for low handicappers in Devon as the competition is played off scratch.

In the final, it is three foursome matches in the morning, and six single matches in the afternoon. Along the way, Sidmouth have beaten Axe Cliff, East Devon, Tiverton and in the semi final, a great win against Torquay, always a strong team and one of the favourites.

Captain Neil Holland has used eleven players on the way to the final so there will be some disappointment amongst Sidmouth’s finest as only six can play on Sunday.

It is sure to be a great day and Neil is hoping many Sidmouth’ s supporters can come along to Dainton Park to support the team. Yelverton are the other team in the final and it promises to be a great day.

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In some ways, this makes up for the disappointment of the cancellation of the Picture Match, played against East Devon Golf Club.

This is played on a home and away basis annually and is the longest standing inter club match in East Devon.

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Sidmouth had a great result away in the first leg, losing but only narrowly.

However, the second leg that was scheduled for last Sunday was cancelled at the last minute as East Devon could not raise a team. It seems remarkable and disappointing that the largest club in East Devon cannot raise a team for such a long-standing competition.

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